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Toni Michele Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. She has sold over 70 million records worldwide and is one of the best-selling female artists in history. Braxton has won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, and numerous other accolades. In 2011, Braxton was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In 2017 she was honored with the Legend Award at the Soul Train Music Awards.In the late 1980s, Braxton began performing with her sisters in a music group known as The Braxtons; the group was signed to Arista Records. After attracting the attention of producers Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and being signed to LaFace Records, Braxton released her self-titled debut studio album in 1993. The album reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 10 million copies worldwide. In addition, the singles "Another Sad Love Song" and "Breathe Again" became international successes. The album brought Braxton three Grammy Awards, including the Grammy for Best New Artist. Braxton experienced continued success with the albums Secrets (1996), which included the U.S. #1 hit singles "You're Makin' Me High/Let It Flow" and "Un-Break My Heart"; and The Heat (2000), which opened at #2 on the Billboard 200 and included the U.S. #2 hit single "He Wasn't Man Enough". Braxton's subsequent studio albums, More Than a Woman (2002), Libra (2005) and Pulse (2010), were released amid contractual disputes and health issues. In 2014, Braxton and longtime collaborator Babyface released a duet album entitled Love, Marriage & Divorce that earned the duo a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album in 2015. Further label changes saw the release of Sex & Cigarettes (2018) under Def Jam/Universal and Spell My Name (2020) under Island. Braxton is also a television executive producer and personality. She competed in the seventh season of the reality competition series Dancing with the Stars. She has executive produced and starred in Braxton Family Values, a reality television series that aired on We TV from 2011 to 2020. Braxton was also an executive producer of Tamar & Vince, a spinoff reality TV series starring her younger sister, Tamar. Early life Toni Michele Braxton was born in Severn, Maryland on October 7, 1967. Her father, Michael Conrad Braxton Sr., was a Methodist clergyman and power company worker, and her mother, Evelyn Jackson, a native of South Carolina, was a former opera singer and cosmetologist, as well as a pastor. Braxton's maternal grandfather was also a pastor.Braxton is the eldest of six siblings. She has a younger brother Michael Jr. (born 1968) and four younger sisters Traci Renee (1971 - 2022), Towanda Chloe (born 1973), Trina Evette (born 1974), and Tamar Estine (born 1977). They were raised in a strict religious household, and Braxton's first performing experience was singing in her church choir.Braxton attended Bowie State University to obtain a teaching degree, but decided to sing professionally after she was discovered by William E. Pettaway Jr., who reportedly heard her singing to herself while pumping gas.On her appearance May 24, 2014, broadcast of NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, she stated that she was not singing to herself at the gas station. Pettaway, working as an attendant at the Annapolis service station where she was refueling, recognized her from local performances and introduced himself, saying he wanted to produce her. Although skeptical, Braxton decided to, in her words, "take a chance" and accepted. Career 1989–1995: The Braxtons, Toni Braxton and breakthrough Braxton and her four sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina, and Tamar began performing as The Braxtons in the late 1980s and were signed to Arista Records in 1989. Their first single, "Good Life", was released in 1990. Though the song was not successful, it attracted the attention of record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid and record producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Reid and Babyface recruited her to record a demo of "Love Shoulda Brought You Home", a song that they had written for Anita Baker for the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy's film, Boomerang. Baker, who was pregnant at the time, did not record the song but suggested that Braxton record it. Her recording was later included on the soundtrack along with "Give U My Heart", a duet by Braxton and Babyface. Braxton, meanwhile, was signed to Reid and Edmonds' Arista-distributed imprint, LaFace Records, and immediately began recording her solo debut album.In July 1993, LaFace released Braxton's self-titled debut album. Primarily produced by Reid, Babyface, and Daryl Simmons, it peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and entered the top ten of the albums chart in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The first single, "Another Sad Love Song", peaked at number seven and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts respectively. The album's second single, "Breathe Again", peaked in the top five of both the Hot 100 and R&B singles charts and no 2 in the UK. More singles from Toni Braxton were released in 1994, including "You Mean the World to Me", "Seven Whole Days", and "I Belong to You/How Many Ways".Braxton's debut album won her several awards, including three Grammy Awards (for Best New Artist and two consecutive awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1995). She won two American Music Awards (for Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist and Favorite New Adult Contemporary Artist) in 1994 and another one in 1995 (for Favorite Soul/R&B Album). Toni Braxton was certified 8× platinum in USA and has sales of over 10 million worldwide. 1996–1999: Secrets and financial issues In June 1996, Braxton released her second album Secrets. Motivated "to include a little bit of everything," Braxton reteamed with Babyface, but also worked with R. Kelly, Tony Rich, and David Foster on the album, which she co-produced. A major success, it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and reached the top ten on most international charts. After 92 weeks in the charts, Secrets was certified 8× platinum, becoming Braxton's second straight 8 million-seller. Internationally, Secrets sold more than 15 million copies, further cementing Braxton's superstar status. The album's first single, "You're Makin' Me High", marked Braxton's first number-one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, while follow-up "Un-Break My Heart", a ballad written and composed by Diane Warren, became the biggest hit of Braxton's career yet. It spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one on the Hot 100 and enjoyed worldwide top five success.As a result, Braxton topped several of Billboard's year-end charts, and won two Grammy Awards; one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Un-Break My Heart" and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "You're Makin' Me High" as well as two American Music Awards f.... Discover the Toni Anderson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Toni Anderson books.

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  • Cold Hearted synopsis, comments

    Cold Hearted

    Toni Anderson

    Hunting For A Killer Who Doesn't Play By The Rules.  Detective Erin Donovan expects life to settle down after the arrest and conviction of a serial rapist who terrorized he...

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    Cold Secrets

    Toni Anderson

    An FBI agent risks her heart and closely guarded secrets in this pulsepounding Romantic Thriller from New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson. Computer expert Ashley Chen ...

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    Cold Deceit

    Toni Anderson

    A tenacious forensic anthropologist needs protection from an elite FBI HRT operator as they search for a ruthless killer in this Romantic Thriller by New York Times bestsellin...

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    Her Risk To Take

    Toni Anderson

    Enjoy this short, steamy, Western Romantic Suspense by New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson, set on a Montana ranch at Christmas.   She’s everything he doesn’t...

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    Edge of Survival

    Toni Anderson

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORThrilling romantic suspense starring a rugged British hero reminiscent of James Bond from the author of the bestselling, awardwinning Cold Justice ...

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    Toni Anderson

    Vingt ans plus tôt, elle était la fille innocente d’un gourou, et lui, l’agent secret sous couverture qui a brisé son cœur et bouleversé sa vie. Maintenant, il est de retour... L’a...

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    Entre chien et loup

    Toni Anderson

    Que se passetil quand un agent du FBI tombe amoureux de la fille de l’espion le plus célèbre de l’histoire des ÉtatsUnis ? Découvrez une alchimie explosive dans cette romance à sus...

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    Cold Silence

    Toni Anderson

    An Apple Books Best Books of June selection! “We couldn’t put Cold Silence down until we’d discovered the truth about the murdererand found out what happened between Shan...

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    Cold Blooded

    Toni Anderson

    "Toni's books will make your heart pound and leave you breathless as she takes you on a roller coaster of thrills and danger along with the characters." Kaylea Cross New York Time...

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    Her Last Chance

    Toni Anderson

    A woman being hunted. The agent she betrayed. One chance to save her life. Somewhere deep in her bones, Josephine Maxwell always knew he’d come backthe attacker who once left her ...

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    Cold Snap

    Toni Anderson

    Evidence that a notorious criminal is hiding out in a small, seaside town in rural Maine leads to an FBI agent going undercover and seeking the help of a local café owner to track ...

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    Cold Pursuit

    Toni Anderson

    A singlemother desperate to protect her child is rescued by an offduty FBI profiler as ruthless terrorists hunt them, in this Romantic Thriller by New York Times bestselling author...

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    Cold Cruel Kiss

    Toni Anderson

    “Heartpounding action, pulsing attraction, spooks, conspiracies, betrayal, political wrangling; Cold Cruel Kiss has it all.” ~ All About Romance Desert Isle Keeper When the daughte...

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    En clair-obscur

    Toni Anderson

    Agent de l’ombre, l’officier de la CIA Patrick Killion va devoir découvrir si Audrey Lockhart, biologiste au tempérament de feu, spécialiste des batraciens, est une redoutable meur...

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    Cold Malice

    Toni Anderson

    "I devoured this book! Clear your calendar before starting Cold Malice, because you won't want to put it down!" USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant. Twenty years ago, she wa...

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    A Cold Dark Place

    Toni Anderson

    Read this awardwinning novel from a New York Times bestselling author with over four thousand 5star reviews on Goodreads! FBI agent Mallory Rooney spent the last eighteen year...

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    Cold Light of Day

    Toni Anderson

    What happens when an FBI agent falls for the daughter of the most notorious spy in US history? Discover the explosive chemistry in this nonstop action Romantic Suspense! Physicist ...

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    Colder Than Sin

    Toni Anderson

    Hostage Negotiators can talk themselves out of anythingexcept falling in love. Top FBI negotiator Quentin Savage is hurled into his worst nightmare when a terrorist attack on a lux...

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    Des agents au secret

    Toni Anderson

    Un agent du FBI risque son cœur et des secrets étroitement gardés dans ce thriller romantique palpitant que nous livre Toni Anderson, auteure de bestsellers au classement du New Yo...

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    The Matter of Black Lives

    Jelani Cobb & David Remnick

    A collection of The New Yorker‘s groundbreaking writing on race in Americaincluding work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, TaNehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and morewit...

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    Cold Justice Series

    Toni Anderson

    Enjoy these fastpaced FBI Romantic Suspense novels with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat, by New York Times bestselling author Toni Ander...

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    Her Sanctuary

    Toni Anderson

    The web of lies she’s forced to weave could destroy them both… FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Ward did her job, and did it well. Her undercover work brought down a mobster’s empire. ...

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    Cold Fear

    Toni Anderson

    "Superbly crafted stories like these are the reason romantic suspense is my goto genre." USA Today Enigmatic and aloof FBI profiler Lincoln Frazer falls for a woman hiding dark se...

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    Sea of Suspicion

    Toni Anderson

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORFrom New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Toni Anderson, a “riveting story of suspense and the depths and heights of human character” se...

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    The Killing Game

    Toni Anderson

    Read this thrilling story about a wildlife biologist who will do anything to save endangered snow leopards…even faceoff with an elite Special Forces soldier who is tracking the wor...

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    Cold In The Shadows

    Toni Anderson

    ”Cold in the Shadows is the best book in the series yet. Recommended!" Maldavian Book Reviewer's Realm of Romance Working in the shadows, CIA Officer Patrick Killion needs to figu...

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    De sang-froid

    Toni Anderson

    Une journaliste en quête de vérité sur la mort de sa meilleure amie… et l’agent du FBI qui doit l’en dissuader. Pip West, journaliste d’investigation en disgrâce, est dévastée quan...

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    Cold as Ice

    Toni Anderson

    "This book has everything I like! Hot hero, strong heroine, kidnapping, a second chance, set in Alaska, and enough suspense to keep me turning the pages as fast as I can!" –New Yor...

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    A Cold Dark Promise

    Toni Anderson

    From New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson comes a heartwrenching, emotional story about love, bioweapons, and the importance of keeping promises. In the midst of wedding...

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    Par une nuit si froide

    Toni Anderson

    Une mère célibataire désespérée. Un agent du FBI dévoué. Des terroristes déterminés à les tuer. « Un suspense haletant et une romance torride : la lecture d’été idéale ! » Vivi Vin...

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    Storm Warning

    Toni Anderson

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR“Anderson writes with a gritty, fastpaced style, and her narrative is tense and evocative.” USA TodayDead bodies are piling up off the coast of Sco...

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    Une ombre au tableau

    Toni Anderson

    En pleins préparatifs de mariage, une ombre ressurgit du passé d’Alex Parker et menace la joie qu’il a trouvée auprès de Mallory Rooney. Il y a quatre ans, l’exmari puissant de Jan...

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    Cold Wicked Lies

    Toni Anderson

    Read this thrilling FBI Romantic Suspense from New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson. In an effort to halt an armed standoff, FBI negotiator Charlotte Blood attempts to ...